Too often, a veteran may be entitled to a number of benefits, but there is nobody to let them know they accrued it. Carlos Perez, assistant secretary at the American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association (AAFMAA), the longest-standing U.S. not-for-profit association for veterans agreed in a published interview. “We tell veterans that the military, like any organization, has a vast bureaucracy with seemingly endless forms and documents,” he said.
The massive amount of red tape and complex requirements are a primary reason many veterans seek out and work with a qualified Veteran Benefits Attorney.
David Voeller of the Voeller Law Firm based in San Antonio, TX concurs, saying “Veterans Benefits are perhaps the most underutilized resources available. We want to assure that the brave men and women who fought for our country receive the support they need in planning for their future and future generations.”
The Department of Veterans Affairs benefits claims and appeals process can be complicated. If a veteran or a veteran’s family members have received a denial of benefits to which they believe they are entitled, it is in their best interest to contact an attorney who is familiar with the VA to assist them with the application and appeals process.
Looking Toward the Future
Many benefits extend beyond the veteran themselves and are available to family members. That is why estate planning for this group of people is essential.
Strategies to maximize the estate’s assets require an attorney who understands the intricacies of the VA. A Veterans Benefits Attorney will suggest and implement strategies in such a way that the estate plan will not prohibit a veteran from receiving their necessary aid and attendance benefits.
At Voeller Law Firm we will guide you through the process of estate planning so you can avoid probate, save on estate taxes and qualify for VA benefits at the same time. We will honor the sacrifices you made to keep our country safe and guide you through the maze of utilizing the veterans’ benefits you deserve.
To learn more, contact us today to schedule a free consultation at (210) 651-3851 and put our over 35 years of experience to work for you.